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First of all, it's short. Really short (288 pages) and it feels like it. All the character developments, romances, and major plot points are rushed. So instead of learning through action and dialog about, for example, Eloise's kitschy love for rockabilly, we just get told that she loves it. Ditto for Jo's obsession with all things British. It made both protagonists feel very two dimensional. The romances, specifically Jo's, happened so fast that I got whiplash. She meets a strange guy, invites him back to her house, and is sharing `heated kisses' with him and wondering why no guy has every made her feel that way before. The whole thing made Jo seem needy and desperate--not to mention incredibly stupid--not characteristics I enjoy in a heroine.
The main plot about Eloise getting trapped in Faery, escaping, and then mounting her own rescue operation felt tedious despite how quickly everything happened. Worse was how quickly Eloise accepted the Faery world. It was a bit like, "I can't believe Faeries exist, but I guess they do, so let's go!" Seriously, that's not much of an exaggeration.
I'm still a fan of Alyxandra Harvey, and will continue to keep an eye out for her books, but after two disappointments in a row, I'm going to have to start giving them the excerpt test before buying in the future.
The characters seemed underdeveloped and I didn't empathize as much as I would have liked. The British thing annoyed me a lot because there was a part in the book where the character used the terms knackered and bollocks and I wondered if this was one of those British authors masquerading as Americans. Then I reread the reviews here and remembered the brief reference to her British obsession.
I liked it and was glad I read it but it's not going on my list of favorite books.
Unfortunately, I found Stolen Away to be rather unremarkable and lacking much of the charm I found in other novels. I was hoping for so much more, and perhaps my expectations were just set too high for this book.
Reason to REad:
1.Some neat, interesting plot twists:
There were a number of plot twists at the end of the novel which I honestly wasn't expecting, and I'm typically pleased with surprises I don't see coming; and the ones in Stolen Away were no exception to this. I really enjoyed that aspect of the book, and wished I had seen more of it throughout the rest of the fairly predictable storyline.
Ultimately, I had an incredibly difficult time connecting (or even liking) any of the characters in the story. As much as I wanted to, I couldn't enjoy them and they all came across as excruciatingly stereotypical and that was disappointing. The romance was bland and predictable- not much meat to it. And did I mention that it moved FAST? Way too fast. The best way to sum it up is with this line from the book:
"I barely knew him but it hardly mattered. We were connected somehow, something precious burned between us." I'm sorry, but no. It almost sounded as if this was supposed to be ironic when it comes to the insta!love common to YA, but I have a hard time wrapping my head around loving someone that way after meeting him 2 days earlier, making out once, and still not knowing his first name.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Only took a few pages to get me hooked. Once I was, I just flew threw the pages. I love Harveys books. I haven't read one that was less than perfect, from her. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Serenity
I got Stolen Away as a Kindle daily deal – I was so intrigued by the blurb that I had to have it. Eloise Hart is just a normal girl who likes to fly under the radar. Read morePublished 19 months ago by marianne kozbial
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Quick & Dirty: This novel has a bit of a dark storyline with some humor, but with the dueling POV’s, I kept having to double check... Read more
I was so disappointed in this book that I did not even want to Finnish it.to be honest I don't know if it is just the fact that this isn't my type of book or if it the book was... Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by Kindle Customer
I really liked this book, the only problem? I want more!
I wish either the book was a bit longer or it was a series so we can further delve into this world where being born... Read more
i really like this story. it seems lie the type of stoy you would read when you want a sort of adventures and romance. it is a sweet story. Read morePublished on August 22, 2013 by Kimmiesalovex3
If the author left out the cussing the book would be perfect. Good storyline. Similar to other books of this genre. Fast read.Published on July 9, 2013 by Melissa
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